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Computer help!!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:38 pm

recently my computer has decided to intermitently change how it works. It refuses to type and opens up windows, or new pages without anything being done differently. I have no idea what it is doing but if anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby Mr Man » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:42 pm

I would try rhis: http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (at your own risk).
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby poto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:42 pm

There was a zero-day exploit for java that was released recently. I'd look into that, and disable java if you haven't done so already.

If it's bricked, then I'd just wipe and reinstall.
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:45 pm

and before I forget,
it seams to stop when I press the shift ctrl Fn start menu key thing and alt on the left side twice each?
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:46 pm

poto wrote:There was a zero-day exploit for java that was released recently. I'd look into that, and disable java if you haven't done so already.

If it's bricked, then I'd just wipe and reinstall.

thanks but how do I do that?
{Edit- I have java extensions 6.0.33 & 6.0.37 on my firefox
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby poto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:54 pm

Cittasanto wrote:
poto wrote:There was a zero-day exploit for java that was released recently. I'd look into that, and disable java if you haven't done so already.

If it's bricked, then I'd just wipe and reinstall.

thanks but how do I do that?


Here's instructions for disabling java on various browsers:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/636312#solution

But if you're already infected with something you'll either need a decent anti-virus program or just have to reformat and reinstall your OS. I prefer to do a clean install myself.
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby daverupa » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:54 pm

Reinstall the OS, basically. You'd be making the computer have amnesia.
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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: Computer help!!!

Postby James the Giant » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:08 pm

Install Malwarebytes, if you still can. Restart the computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8. Choose SAFE MODE.
Once windows is running in safe mode, scan the computer using malware bytes.
And then any other antivirus software you have.
That got rid of a couple of viruses I got recently.
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